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Academy Sports + Outdoors Recalls Crossbow Cocking Ropes Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary
Name of product: Game Winner® crossbow cocking ropes
Hazard:
The hooks attaching the cocking rope to the crossbow string can break and cause it to recoil, posing a laceration hazard.
Remedy: Refund
Consumer Contact: 
Academy Sports + Outdoors; toll-free at (888) 922-2336, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT on Sunday, or online at www.academy.com and click on Help + Support and Product Recall Info for more information.

Recall Details
Units: About 6,300
Description: This recall involves Game Winner® cocking ropes with model number FSGWAR3018 and UPC 400214726596. The cocking ropes help users get a better grip on the crossbow string and aid in pulling it back. They have an approximately 50-inch long black nylon rope, two black plastic hooks and two t-handles. The model and UPC numbers are located on the instruction card that comes with the product.
Incidents/Injuries: The company has received four reports of the hooks on the cocking ropes breaking, causing the rope to recoil. Three of the incidents resulted in lacerations.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cocking ropes and return them to Academy for a full refund.
Sold exclusively at:
Academy stores nationwide and on the company's website www.academy.com between June 2012 and October 2012 for about $10.
Importer: Academy Sports + Outdoors, of Katy, Texas
Manufactured in:
China

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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